Official: DHS Readying National Risk Management Initiative To Assist With Election Security
The Department of Homeland Security is readying a national risk management initiative that will include streamlining government and industry efforts on securing elections as states continue to struggle to replace outdated voting infrastructure, according to a top department cyber official. Chris Krebs, under secretary for DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate, announced the new plan […]
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New DoJ Report Warns Of Cyber Vulnerabilities To Technology Supply Chains
A report by a Department of Justice (DoJ) task force charged with examining how the department fights global cyber threats and how it can better conduct this mission warns of the vulnerability of technology supply chains due to foreign sourcing of software code in technology products. “Technology supply chains are especially vulnerable, because the hardware […]
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Defense Watch: New TSA Demo, Icebreaker, BAE Expansion, BACN
New Checkpoint TSA Demo. The Transportation Security Administration said that it is working with American Airlines to begin demonstrating later this month a computed tomography (CT)-based scanner supplied by Analogic at the Terminal 8 security checkpoint at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The CT system will be used to screen carry-on items, […]
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Report: Mexico to Cancel MH-60R Deal
Mexico's president elect, set to take office Dec. 1, will reportedly cancel the country's planned purchase of eight Sikorsky MH-60R helicopters from the U.S. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told legislators July 11 that he would cancel the contract for the Sikorsky-built utility helicopters as a part of sweeping cost-cutting measures, according to Reuters. The $1.2 billion deal […]
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Raytheon Announces Milestones For SDB II, Joint Strike Missile, And Digital HUD
Raytheon [RTN] announced three milestones for defense products July 16 during the start of the Farnborough International Airshow outside London, including the Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) II, Joint Strike Missile, and an F-16 heads-up display (HUD). The SDB II, now known as the StormBreaker bomb, entered operational testing as of July 16 after the weapon completed […]
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Lockheed, Northrop Partnership Brings In $170 Million For Apache Radar Upgrades
The Longbow, LLC joint venture between Lockheed Martin [LMT] and Northrop Grumman [NOC] has sealed a $170.5 million deal to provide the U.S. Army and three other nations with AH-64E Apache gunship radar upgrades. Announced July 18, the contract is for Longbow fire-control radar (FCR) mast-mounted assemblies, radar electronics units (REU) and spares under lots seven and eight of a multiyear […]
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